Tagged information systems

New University of Calgary policy restricts BitTorrent access

By Scott Strasser, November 9 2016 — University of Calgary students trying to torrent their favourite movies on the university’s Wi-Fi networks might be out of luck, after the U of C restricted access to BitTorrent on Nov. 1. The U of C’s new IT policy dictates that BitTorrent is now restricted on the AirUC-Secure,…

University of Calgary to undergo IT policy update

By Scott Strasser, June 24 2016 — In response to a recent ransomware attack, the University of Calgary will undergo an IT policy update this summer. U of C vice-president finance and services Linda Dalgetty gave an IT systems issues update at a town hall on June 24, highlighting the university’s plans to help prevent…

Ransomware — it’s not as rare as you think

By Jason Herring and Scott Strasser, June 14 2016 — On June 7, the University of Calgary admitted to suffering a ransomware attack — a form of cyberattack that encrypts computer files until a specific sum of money is paid to the attacker. In order to regain access to the encrypted files, the U of…

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